Use G.R.A.P.E.S. as a helpful mnemonic for studying ancient civilizations. The acronym stands for Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures and can be used for a variety of social studies and history courses. GRAPES is an effective way to learn and organize information that students need to know about ancient and modern civilizations.
This interactive fan is a fun, engaging activity that can be used to teach the acronym GRAPES or use it with a civilization such as Mesopotamia, China, India, Greece, or Rome. The fan promotes hands-on student engagement and helps keep students organized. There are three versions of the interactive fan to allow for differentiation in order to meet a variety of your students’ needs as they learn about the six aspects of a civilization. This activity would make a great addition to your social studies, geography, world history, or general history course. For maximum durability, I recommend printing the fan on card stock, but regular printer paper works just fine as well. Clear directions for assembling the fan are included.